Table 3

Performance of physicians’ informal delirium ratings pre and post-test
Pre-test Post-test
Gold standard* Gold standard*
Physicians’ ratings Delirium No delirium Total Physicians’ ratings Delirium No delirium Total
Delirium 5 2 7 Delirium 3 7 10
No delirium 6 56 62 No delirium 2 107 109
Total 11 58 69 Total 5 114 119
Sensitivity: 0.45 Sensitivity: 0.6
Specificity: 0.97 Specificity: 0.94

*The research assistants’ ratings with the mCAM-ED, confirmed by the senior emergency physician’s re-assessment served as gold standard.

Grossmann et al.

Grossmann et al. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2014 22:19   doi:10.1186/1757-7241-22-19

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